Knight Wrestlers Take First At Sibley-Ocheyedan
SIBLEY – Graettinger/Terril’s Knights captured the team championship at Saturday’s Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational Wrestling Tournament, and claimed six championships in the tournament along with the team honors.
At 112 pounds, James Tatman took first place by pinning Josh Sager of Alta in 3:49, after he pinned Vance Kietz of AGH in 1:07
Trent Lundgren, wrestling at 119 for the Knights, scored a 1:29 win by fall over Robert Ayal of Sibley-Ocheyedan, then pinned Ross Parcell of Alta in 5:45 before winning the title with a 3-2 decision over Ethan Lambert of MOC/FV.
Logan Tonderun won the title at 135 pounds with a 7-5 win by decision over Julio Dayla of Sibley-Ocheyedan. Tonderum also got a 1:56 win by fall over Blake Stamp of West Lyon and a 5:45 win by fall over Tyler Kenny of AGH.
At 145 pounds, Michael Jensen also took a title for the Knights, as he scored a 14-0 major decision over Justin Truckenmiller of S-O, and also pinned Cody Dun of Alta in 1:09 and pinned Collin Aschery of MOC/FV in 3:07.
The Knights’ Kass Schany, wrestling at 160, decisioned Jerod Leishore of MMC by a 4-3 tally. Schany also pinned Joey Klassen of S-O in 1:51 and then took a 7-3 decision over Pat O’Lashier of Cherokee.
The final title for the Knights came at 189, where Jake Hoffman pinned Chris Matthews of Sheldon in 4:43, after he took a fall from Elliott Zaber of AGH and Jordan Peterson of MMC.
Graettinger/Terril got a second place finish from Tyler Dalen at 103 after he was pinned in the finals by Austin Bainbridge in 1:19. Dalen earned a :39 win by fall over Ronnie Hausmen of AGH in the semi-finals.
Also earning a second place was Nate Howard at 171 pounds. Howners was pinned in 1:44 by Brian Block of S-O in the finals, but he earned a 3-0 decision win over Bruce McWilliams of Sheldon/South O’Brien .
Other placewinners for the Knights included josh Anderson with a fourth place at 215 pounds; Heath Marchand with a fifth place finish at 140 pounds and Tyler Manning finishing sixth at 125 pounds.
:We wrestled extremely hard all day at every weight,” noted Graettinger/Terril Head Coach Cody Alesch. “Two of our kids got their first ever championships, Trent Lundgren and Logan Tonderum. I could not have been more proud of our efforts. All the hard work these kids have put it is starting to pay off for them.”